WHAT WE DO
CMA Consulting Group offers a range of training, education, and consulting services in communication, relationship management, and leadership skills.
Through our training service, we deliver highly interactive, engaging, and practical workshops for individuals, teams, and leaders. Our workshops are delivered by industry experts with diverse backgrounds and exceptional facilitation skills. 25 years of research and experience provides CMA with industry insight like no other. We specialise in experiential learning and micro-skill application. Our focus on individual learning goals coupled with a deep knowledge across a variety of industries affords us the ability to understand, and address, your toughest challenges.
For clients with unique needs, our consulting service supports strategic capability alignment, relationship diagnostics, program customisation, skill implementation, and complex business problem-solving. Regardless of your need, our team will partner with you from capability strategy to implementation. Through our comprehensive process, we get to know who you are, identify your challenges, define your end goals, and deliver you with a customised solution. We will match you with an experienced consultant who will guide this process, and accelerate your business results through people performance.
CMA consultants have a wealth of ‘real world’ experience through careers in law, business, investment banking, human resources, industrial relations, psychology, and mediation. We’ve faced the challenges you’re facing, and our experience allows us to help you navigate them successfully. When we partner with our clients, we bring with us the benefit of many lessons learned.
We are also genuinely committed to modelling the behaviour that we seek to instill in others; we use the same methods, tools, and frameworks across all of our services.
Our highly skilled experts do more than simply design, facilitate, and consult. We inspire, build awareness, and create space for you and your team to deepen your current knowledge, identify your potential, and create lasting positive change in your business.
Headquartered in Australia, we provide training and consulting services to clients based in Asia Pacific, Africa and Middle East, the Americas and Europe. We have a proud history of working across markets, time zones, and industries to deliver exceptional services to clients.
Headquartered in Australia, we provide training and consulting services to clients based in Asia Pacific, Africa and Middle East, the Americas and Europe.
We have a proud history of working across markets, time zones, and industries to deliver exceptional services to clients.
Eliezer Kornhauser, then a merchant banker, travelled to Harvard University to study under the late Roger Fisher, founder of the Harvard Negotiation Project.
Inspired by the Harvard Negotiation Project’s powerful messages about value creation and interpersonal communication, Eliezer decided to bring these ideas to Australia. By invitation of the Harvard Negotiation Project to operate under its licence, Conflict Management Australasia (CMA) was founded in Melbourne. CMA conducted its first workshops with the assistance of Roger Fisher, as well as Harvard Professors Doug Stone, and Sheila Heen, co-authors of the foundational book, Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most.
1994 – 2007
CMA’s original focus was in “bringing people together.” From 1993-2007, CMA operated as a training, mediation, and conference centre. CMA worked with hundreds of leading Australian organisations to help them resolve their differences and build communication capability.
During this period, Eliezer was invited to return to Harvard as a teaching assistant in the annual Harvard Negotiation Project workshops for lawyers and other professionals, enabling personal development and the strong relationships with key identities at Harvard.
2007 – 2019
In 2007 CMA relocated away from its conference centre facility, and also ceased to offer mediation services, choosing to focus exclusively on its role as a learning provider to the Asia Pacific region. Renamed CMA Learning Group in 2009, CMA grew its training offerings to bring more Harvard-based solutions to the challenges faced by professionals. Resulting in CMA consolidating its reputation as industry leaders in interpersonal and strategic skills.
2019 – Present
To date, CMA has worked with thousands of professionals across the world to heighten their awareness, build their confidence, and grow their skills. Relaunched in 2019 as CMA Consulting, this phase of CMA’s work represents a growing commitment to long term partnerships with our clients, as well as consistently delivering the bespoke learning solutions which is the hallmark of our service offering.
With staff and clients across the globe, CMA continues to draw on the research of the Harvard Negotiation Project in order to empower people to create value in their lives.
Meet Our Team
“Deanna is a great instructor and brings the workshop to life. I've enjoyed each CMA workshop and found great value in the materials presented.”
Eric Lemalu - IQ GroupCMA Profiles